Jake Smollett

Shrimp Penne Pasta

Jake Smollett
Shrimp Penne Pasta


12 cloves garlic

1 LB shrimp (about 25 count)

1 cup (5 oz.) cubed pancetta

1/4 cup chopped parsley

5 large basil leaves (chopped)

1/2 TSP chili flakes

1/4 TSP salt

4 TBSP butter

4 large roma tomatoes

1 LB penne pasta



Start by boiling a large pot of water for your penne pasta. In a large pan on high heat fry up your pancetta cubes until brown and crispy then add in the 12 cloves of chopped garlic once your garlic is cooked add in the butter, tomatoes, parsley, basil, chili flakes, and salt. Let that simmer and let the tomatoes completely break down for about 45 mins add a little pasta water if your tomato sauce dries out at all. Once your penne is cooked drain in a colander. Once the tomato sauce is done add in the shrimp. Cook for about 3-5 minutes and then toss in the penne pasta to soak up that delicious flavor. Once the pasta is done top it with grated Parmesan cheese and freshly chopped basil.